Overview Both creative writing and screenwriting are practice-based subjects - you learn primarily through doing. Our joint honours course is designed to support your writing development within broader contemporary writing contexts and contexts of relevant theory. Integral to both is your growing understanding of the professional and employment opportunities that may be available to you once you have graduated. Creative writing aims to nurture your confidence as a writer and to support your development as a critical and skilful analyst of writing. You'll also develop your commercial practice (writing for magazines, reviewing, scriptwriting, editing) and understanding of the publishing industry. Studying screenwriting allows you to learn through practice whilst being taught by practitioners with extensive knowledge and experience in varied industry backgrounds. The course takes an innovative approach, with modules on craft and voice, creativity and collaboration and professionalism and employment. In combination, Creative Writing and Screenwriting will be an interesting prospect if writing and today’s rich variety of associated cultural forms and communication is your obsession and what excites your curiosity. Key features
- Develop a solid portfolio of work, which can act as your springboard for a career in the creative and media industries.
- Benefit from regular visits, guest lectures and script feedback from top industry experts.
- Experience writing for a range of digital, print, audio, visual and performance platforms.
- Follow your interests by focusing on the forms of writing that most interest you.
- Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
- Top 5 in the UK for Quality Education in Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022
- Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
- Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)
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How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.